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Professor of Photography Annu Matthew Featured in NY Times Article

The Lens, a blog on photography and visual journalism from the NY Times, recently featured the work of URI Professor of Photography Annu Matthew.

The article explores “An Indian from India,” Professor Matthew’s collection that places nineteenth-century photographs of Native Americans alongside scenes recreated with herself as subject. NY Times writer David Gonzales writes that “the idea, though humorous at first glace, is actually a challenging mediation on the legacies of colonial pasts that were marked by painful attempts to ‘civilize’ native people–if not reduce them to nameless types–while idealizing white colonizers.” The project touches on themes of cultural assimilation and common assumptions about minorities.

To read the article, please visit the NY Times’ website.

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